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Is Jammu & Kashmir at risk of a big earthquake?
19/03/2023 08:43 PM | Click to read full article
Social media has been rife with unsubstantiated predictions of a devastating earthquake in Jammu & Kashmir "any time soon". J&K has experienced 17 tremors over the last 10 weeks—five of magnitude 4.0 or above, 10 of magnitude between 3.0 and 4.0, and two between 2.0 and 3.0. The massive earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria in February 2023 have stoked fear of an earthquake's potential for destruction, and spotlighted the importance of early warnings and preparedness.